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Tampa Bay Fly Fishing Report and Fishing Tips

Some thoughts on fishing during negative low tides Winter time low tides are my favorite time to fly fish the Tampa Bay flats. This is the time to get my clients out of the skiff and slowly walk the exposed sand bars and ankle deep water. These low water periods up your chances to sight fish both actively feeding and laid up fish. Below are some of my thoughts and strategies for hooking up on Snook and Redfish First the tackle- Most of the time I will choose either a #6 or #8 fly rod. Many times I will carry both and often have my anglers alternate between rods. Most days the #8 will be set up with a baitfish imitation while the #6 has a shrimp or some other redfish type of creation attache

Fly Fishing Report for Tampa Bay

Good Action on the Fly The fishing has remained steady and reliable over the last few weeks. Right now my guests are having pretty steady action with a variety of different species. The back country, smaller bays and flats have lots of bait fish right now. Most every day I have been able to find fish busting on the surface. Most of this action has been with Jack Crevales, Spanish Mackerel and Ladyfish. The Jack and Mack action has been best in the open bay and along the edges of the flats. The Ladyfish have been all over the flats. These fish are super aggressive feeders that take flies readily and fight hard. I have also been spending some time every day targeting Trout. We have been ta

Fly Fishing Report

November Options Upper Delaware, Great Lakes Tributaries, Florida Currently there are a lot of options for fishing with our Baxter House Guide Staff! If you are looking for a late fall fishing trip or getaway we have some action for you. Our guides are still offering float trips in the Upper Delaware River. The water is high in the Delaware system but nice fish are still being taken. Both streamer and dry flies are effective at this time. Our guides will continue offering trips through the end of the month. Our guides are now pretty focused on the Great Lakes tributaries. The hunt is on for Trophy sized Brown Trout and Steelhead. Guide Zach is on the water there now and the photos below are

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